INDIAWOOD 2024: Leading the Global Discourse on Woodworking and Furniture Production Technology
the largest edition to date will convene industry leaders, technology suppliers, and buyers worldwide. The event boasts a diverse lineup of seminars, workshops, and panel discussions led by experts and thought leaders.
From February 22-26, 2024, INDIAWOOD 2024, the 13th edition, will be the focal point for Woodworking and Furniture Production Technologies at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru. With participation from over 950 companies representing 50 countries, and expecting over 75,000 trade visitors, the event spans across 75,000 SqMs of exhibition area. It promises to unveil the latest innovations and technologies while offering unmatched networking opportunities.
Attendees will delve into cutting-edge Machinery & Technology, a vast array of Materials & Supplies, Fittings, Hardware & Components, and a spectrum of Industry Services.
Co-located events include India Mattresstech & Upholstery Supplies Expo, alongside Wood+ in Architecture & Design and Surface in Motion India.
As a premier event in woodworking and furniture manufacturing technology, INDIAWOOD 2024 sets the stage for future trends in the sector. It consistently provides a curated platform for products, solutions, and content, shaping the industry’s direction.
Global Opportunities for the Indian Furniture Manufacturing Industry
The Indian government recently introduced the National Transit Pass System (NTPS) to streamline the transit of forest goods across the country, simplifying business operations and incentivizing the entire value chain.
Moreover, the Indian Forest & Wood Certification Scheme, known as “PRAMAN,” aims to promote sustainable forest management and agroforestry practices, crucial for enhancing India’s wood-based product exports, particularly furniture.
With the Indian furniture market valued at $32 billion and a compound annual growth rate of 20%-25%, the potential for exports remains significant. Furniture exports surged from INR 1952 crore in FY 2013-2014 to INR 6790 crore in FY 2022-2023, marking a remarkable 248% growth.
The establishment of large Furniture Ecosystems, such as the International Furniture Park in Tamil Nadu and upcoming International Furniture Clusters/Parks across various states, bodes well for the woodworking and furniture production industry in India. The sector is poised to significantly contribute to India’s export growth, cater to local demand, and receive substantial technological impetus.
Sonia Prashar, Managing Director of Nuernberg Messe India, remarked, “INDIAWOOD 2024 will showcase the scope and aspirations of the woodworking and furniture manufacturing industry in India, reflecting the sector’s immense growth in production volumes and technology.”
The Epicenter for Industry Stakeholders – Setting Trends and Innovations
Furniture & Kitchen manufacturers, architects, interior designers, timber traders, sawmillers, builders, contractors, hardware distributors, and dealers from across India and neighboring countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, and other international participants will converge at this 5-day mega event.
Representatives from countries including Germany, Italy, France, Malaysia, USA, and Turkey will showcase their offerings in official pavilions.
Advanced technologies such as CNC machines, automation, and digital design software have revolutionized precision, efficiency, and creativity in woodworking and furniture manufacturing. With the rise of urbanization and compact living spaces, the demand for modular, multifunctional, and space-saving furniture has surged. Indian manufacturers are aligning with global design trends, producing products that meet international standards and aesthetics.
INDIAWOOD 2024’s show floor will reflect emerging technologies and trends, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to explore critical sector topics, exchange innovative ideas, and establish connections with new contacts.
Luigi De Vito, President of Eumabois and General Manager of SCM Group, expressed optimism about the Indian market’s potential, highlighting the opportunity for European and Indian manufacturing to deepen their partnership in trade, digitalization, and sustainability.
A Robust Supporting Program
INDIA MATTRESSTECH + UPHOLSTERY SUPPLIES EXPO (IME), running concurrently, will showcase the latest technology for mattress production machinery and supplies, upholstery production technology, bed systems, and new materials.
The third edition of Wood+ in Architecture and Design (WAD) on February 24 will bring together architects, structural engineers, designers, and mass-timber manufacturers to explore wood’s applications as a construction material.
SURFACE IN MOTION, launching on February 23, will feature top speakers presenting the latest topics on decorative surfaces for wood-based materials, providing insights into decor design, surface technologies, production processes, and trends.
Sivakumar Venugopal, Group Director at NuernbergMesse India, summarized the event’s impact as a catalyst for industry evolution, marking technological strides, collaborative advancements, and a commitment to shaping the industry’s future.